|Mark Andrew (#46818298)|
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I am a retired Building and Environmental Consultant and live in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.|
I was born in a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire and had 3 older brothers in WW2, one a Sgt Pilot of a Hurricane was killed in the Battle of Britain, another taken POW in Greece and spent the rest of the war in Germany.
So I am particularly interested in those who served in wars.
I am a member of The Crimean War Research Society and will add names to my Virtual section.
I worked in Ireland, Kenya, Uganda [ married there ] and Rhodesia [ now Zimbabwe ] and visited for work, Sudan and Baghdad [ New Airport ]
I have been involved in Scouting, Britain & Yorkshire/Cumbria in Bloom and Keep Britain Tidy.
Have travelled to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Nambia and a good few times to the USA
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|Kelli Smythe||Phyllis Peacock Smythe|
thank you for leaving flowers for my aunt. I would love to share information with you. The area where she is buried is very largely populated by English immigrants.
|Tim Asquith||John Romney Mather|
My name is Tim Asquith. I'm carrying out an investigation about John Romney Mather.
As you have written John R Mather died on 27th October 1940 when his Spitfire MkII, P7539, crashed and burned out at Half Moon Lane, Hildenborough.
I am one of the members of Hildenborough History Society and we are dedicating a plaque to him on that day (27th October 2015) and giving a small service at Half Moon Pub.
We have a section of the website that gives you more information:-
If you or anybody living in the UK that would like to come to the service please inform H.H.S or me.
I look forward in your reply.
Regards Tim Asquith
|Madre||Thank You for # 13059465|
Thank You so kindly for such a nice job on memorial# 13059465 (Sgt Thomas Brian Kirk). I am researching our family genealogy and as of this moment I am not even sure if this Sgt Kirk is a blood line relative to my father's sister-in-law, (Mary Kirk born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England 1919-2013) but either way, I just had to stop in my tracks and take this moment to send you my note of appreciation for what you are doing to commemorate these souls that served for our freedom. I too have a grand amount of admiration for our service folks and needed to be sure you were told what a beautiful job you did. I am sure his family members were honored by your posting his bio, his photo and his interment site. If ever I can assist you from this side of the big pond (I reside in Rochester, Michigan, USA) please do not hesitate to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org though I only review my emails about 1x/week now that I am retired, fyi. Blessings to you & yours! Darlene
My FindAGrave member name is: Madre (#47573663)
Added by Madre on Feb 07, 2015 12:39 PM
|Chris Brook||Email address|
Do you have a valid email address?
Mr Chris Brook
|Woose||Pvt Arthur Waller - Bayeux cemetery|
I believe you requested a photo of this headstone last year. I visited Bayeux last September and duly took the photo but unfortunately unforeseen circumstances on my return have prevented me from adding them to Find a Grave until now.
I see a photo has been taken for you but I hope you don't mind that I have added mine.
It seems a shame for you not to have a copy.
Added by Woose on Jan 31, 2014 4:08 PM
Hi Mark, thank you for commemorating this trooper, who I believe is a possible ancestor of mine.
My research so far shows the family at that time coming up to Worcestershire from Gloucestershire, then on to Liverpool. I believe that George was a baker by trade, and moved to London before joining the 11th Hussars.
However, the name here on memorial 58963303 is actually written as WOOTTON, not WOOTTEN the latter being the correct and quite distinctive spelling that has encouraged my research.
The "O" misspelling thing is something we "E"s have had to get used to, although my wife still finds it a challenge to spell our surname every time when booking hotels etc!
Please could you look into this for me.
thanks, and keep up the good work.
|Philip Holliday||Algernon Holliday 13th Dragoons|
Hi there Mark,
Thank you for maintaining memorial 58980068. I have made a few additions from my own research. Trust these are ok with you.
|EHL||Matthew Hughes VC|
Thought you might be interested in this memorial.
Added by EHL on Sep 29, 2013 8:41 PM
Hope you do not mind but I have posted a Pic of John Marmaduke Strother, onto his memorial.
Also I have noticed your interest in Crimean veterans. Please note 59713737.
I also have 5 Veterans from the Crimean War, died in Leeds.
Once I create the memorials I Will pass them over to you.
Added by EHL on Sep 29, 2013 8:18 PM
I read with interest your comments on the two Sipling brothers sadly killed in WW1. Whilst my own research into the Neall family led me to the same conclusion I do hope that you will not mind me pointing out a minor error in your additional information published on Find A Grave.
The mother of the two soldiers was indeed Ellen Neall the daughter of George and Damaris Neall, however she was in born in Brigg, Lincolnshire in about 1862 and not Yorkshire.
She can be followed through the census returns up until her marriage to Francis Sipling on 2 March 1880 but with a little difficulty due to the variations in the spelling of the families surname.
Added by Mo on Nov 22, 2012 3:17 AM
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